It looks like Winfield could soon test out solar power. A proposed solar project would be located in front of the East 12th Avenue power plant in Winfield. That project will be up for approval tonight by Winfield City Commissioners. The project is a partnership between the city, the Kansas Power Pool and a solar farm designer. The Kansas Power Pool will pay $25,000 toward the project, leaving the City of Winfield to pay about $30,000 for its share. If it is approved tonight, they will move forward and order the solar panels, which are expected to take around six weeks to arrive. Once installed and operating, the solar panels will create about 25 kilowatts daily, only enough to power one to three houses. It will however, be used by the utility department to evaluate how solar power functions on a very small scale. They say if they find out that it is a good and workable option, then the solar array could be expanded to serve a larger area.
Source: VNC News